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Professor Carol JaggerResearcher


Newcastle University

Job title

AXA Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing


Campus for Vitality
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom


Demography, Public Health, Social Gerontology

Specialist areas

Healthy life expectancy

Methodology areas

Cohort studies
Longitudinal studies


Carol Jagger is the AXA Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing in the Institute for Ageing and Health at Newcastle University and from 2004 until 2010 was Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Leicester Nuffield Research Unit at the University of Leicester. Her research spans demography with a focus on mental and physical functioning in ageing and determinants of healthy active life expectancy, particularly through cohort studies of ageing (the Melton Mowbray studies, the MRC Cognitive Function and Ageing Study and the MRC Newcastle 85+ study). Within Europe she co-leads the European Health Expectancy Monitoring Unit , leads the Healthy Ageing theme of the Futurage project to develop the next European research agenda for ageing, and sits on the Steering Group of the European Health Survey System and the Task Force on Disability Surveys. Nationally she advises the Office of National Statistics and the Scottish Public Health Observatory on Healthy Life Expectancy, has provided evidence on Healthy Life Expectancy to the UK Works and Pensions Committee and the Health Committee and she sits on the Actuaries Mortality Research Steering Committee. In recognition of her work with major cohort studies of ageing she holds a visiting Chair in the Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University and a visiting Fellowship in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge. Carol is a Chartered Scientist and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.